Here’s a digital reading response journal that students will find both motivating and enjoyable! You keep students accountable for independent reading while they respond on colorful slides to discuss key events and their reactions.
The Reader’s Journal assignment requires a reader to divide the novel into 5 approximately equal segments using sticky notes. Then the reader stops at each interval to recall key events and provide reactions for that section of the book. A list of 8 response topics is provided on the slide, and students are asked to choose 3 to guide their discussion.
I love using the Reader’s Journal for my Reading Workshop! Students are able to truly engage in reading, and they are excited to get to the end of the section so they can type their responses. Even struggling readers find success because they can recall events and express reactions while that part of the book is still fresh in their minds.
This resource is for use with Google Drive or Microsoft One Drive. You can find a paper version of the Reader’s Journal as one of three options in my
Book Report Extraordinaire! For Independent Reading 6-9 –Common Core Aligned
Easy step-by-step directions are provided for use with Google Drive AND Microsoft One Drive.
In the download, you will have a PDF with:
--the link that allows you to access the resource
--instructions for uploading and using the resource with students
--the resource, which contains 6 slides: a directions slide for students and 5 colorful response slides, one for each “stopping point” during their reading
--Teacher Guidelines for using the resource
--Common Core standards
Please download the PREVIEW to get a closer look.